Clarkesville, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 1,750 (82% urban, 18% rural). Population change since 2000: +40.2%
Males: 816  (46.6%)
Females: 934  (53.4%)
Median resident age:  38.7 years
Georgia median age:  35.9 years

Zip codes: 30523, 30535.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,310 (it was $27,880 in 2000)
Clarkesville:

$34,310
GA:

$47,829

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,338 (it was $20,265 in 2000)

Clarkesville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $116,050 (it was $97,000 in 2000)
Clarkesville:

$116,050
GA:

$141,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $789.

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  • Races in Clarkesville, GA (2013)

    Clarkesville races chart
    • 1,59779.4%White alone
    • 1959.7%Hispanic
    • 1517.5%Black alone
    • 291.4%Asian alone
    • 160.8%Two or more races
    • 30.1%American Indian alone

Races in Clarkesville detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Clarkesville: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (16.9%), United States (12.1%), English (10.9%), German (9.9%), Dutch (3.0%), French (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1430 feet

Land area: 1.86 square miles.

Population density: 940 people per square mile   (low).

Clarkesville,GA real estate house value index trend

Clarkesville, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Clarkesville:

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Clarkesville city:

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

172 residents are foreign born (6.2% Latin America).

This city:

8.6%
Georgia:

9.7%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Clarkesville, Georgia as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Clarkesville to the number of sex offenders is 54 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,369 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,099 (1.0%)

Clarkesville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Athens-Clarke County, GA (46.0 miles , pop. 100,266).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (77.4 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (548.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Demorest, GA (1.8 miles ), Mount Airy, GA (2.6 miles ), Cornelia, GA (2.6 miles ), Turnerville, GA (2.6 miles ), Baldwin, GA (2.9 miles ), Alto, GA (3.2 miles ), Sautee Nacoochee, GA (3.2 miles ), Mossy Creek, GA (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $59,300
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $94,400
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $215,100
  • 2006: 22 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $221,400
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.61 N, Longitude: 83.53 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,568 (+78.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 226 (30.0%)

Area code: 706

Clarkesville household income distribution Clarkesville home values distribution

Crime rates in Clarkesville by Year
Type 2004 2006 2007 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 101000
per 100,000 73.00.060.80.00.00.0
Robberies 020001
per 100,000 0.0128.80.00.00.056.8
Assaults 55213104
per 100,000 365.2322.0121.5761.1569.5227.1
Burglaries 1323125146
per 100,000 949.61,481.0729.0292.7797.3340.7
Thefts 4410881373141
per 100,000 3,214.06,954.34,921.02,166.31,765.42,328.2
Auto thefts 233121
per 100,000 146.1193.2182.358.5113.956.8
Arson N/AN/A0000
per 100,000 N/AN/A0.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 286.1) 284.8421.3282.4222.3210.0154.9

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Crime rate in Clarkesville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.41
Georgia average:

2.77
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.1%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +102 (+8.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (18%)
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Clarkesville: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Clarkesville, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Clarkesville-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 23% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/15/1989, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the Clarkesville city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 8.2 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clarkesville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 78.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 120.1 miles away from Clarkesville center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 85.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 249.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 229.5 miles away from Clarkesville center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 227.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Habersham County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Clarkesville topographic map

Birthplace of: Paul Rea - Reporters and correspondent, Red Barron - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Clarkesville:

  • OAKS AT SCENIC VIEW, THE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BALDWIN, GA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE TOCCOA (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; TOCCOA, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF TOCCOA (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; TOCCOA, GA)
  • GATEWAY HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CLEVELAND, GA)

Airports located in Clarkesville:

Amtrak station near Clarkesville:

  • 12 miles: TOCCOA (47 N. ALEXANDER ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Clarkesville:

  • North Georgia Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 1,976; Location: 1500 Georgia Hwy 197 N; Public; Website: www.northgatech.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Clarkesville:

  • Piedmont College (about 4 miles; Demorest, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • University of North Georgia (about 27 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 12,445)
  • Brenau University (about 28 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 33 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)
  • Clemson University (about 40 miles; Clemson, SC; FT enrollment: 20,131)
  • Tri-County Technical College (about 42 miles; Pendleton, SC; FT enrollment: 5,174)
  • Athens Technical College (about 45 miles; Athens, GA; FT enrollment: 3,204)

Public elementary/middle schools in Clarkesville:

Private elementary/middle school in Clarkesville:

  • KANDY KANE PRE-SCHOOL (Students: 30; Location: 1323 441 HISTORIC HWY N; Grades: PK - 8)
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Library in Clarkesville:

  • NORTHEAST GEORGIA REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,910,062; Location: 178 EAST GREEN STREET; 189,763 books; 7,649 audio materials; 12,581 video materials; 146 state licensed databases; 330 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Gerald C Carr was Police Chief in Clarkesville from 1977-1980. While there Clarkesville was voted the safest city in the Country. added by Jerry

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Notable locations in Clarkesville: Clarkesville Fire Department Station 3 (A), Northeast Georgia Regional Library (B), Habersham County Courthouse (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Clarkesville include: Grace Episcopal Church (A), First Presbyterian Church (B), Daes Chapel Methodist Church (C), Clarkesville Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Old Clarkesville Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Clarkesville include: South Washington Street Historic District (1), Washington-Jefferson Street Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Maulden House (Historical Places & Services; 458 Jefferson Street), Art-Full Barn (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 679 Grant St).

Hotel: Glen-Ella Springs Hotel (1789 Bear Gap Road).

Court: Habersham County - Magistrate Court- Warrants Bad Checks Public Hearings- Habersham Co (226 Grant Street).

Habersham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 44.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.2
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.204. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.204
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 38.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 8.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.60
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Clarkesville and their reported violations in the past:

CLARKESVILLE (Population served: 5,785, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (APR-13-1998)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.7%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.4% for Black residents, 32.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 58.3% for other race residents, 20.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.9%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Clarkesville in 2010:

  • 114 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
55 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Clarkesville compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Clarkesville (2011 data):

  • SCBT National Association: Habersham Bank Branch, Clarkesville Main Office Banking, Ingles Supermarket Branch Clarkesvll. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $3,893.8 mil, Deposits: $3,257.7 mil, headquarters in Orangeburg, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Scbt Financial Corporation
  • Southern Bank & Trust: Messenger Service at 160 Louise Street, branch established on 2006/09/11; at 111 Southern Bank Drive, branch established on 2005/12/06. Info updated 2010/07/06: Bank assets: $97.0 mil, Deposits: $85.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Sbt Bancorp, Inc.
  • United Community Bank: Clarkesville Branch at 468 West Louise Street, branch established on 1998/06/04. Info updated 2009/06/23: Bank assets: $6,977.4 mil, Deposits: $6,170.1 mil, headquarters in Blairsville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 106 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Banks, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Clarkesville Branch at 1210 Washington Street, branch established on 1971/02/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.2
Georgia average:

12.6

Clarkesville travel time to work - commute Clarkesville mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (67%)
  • Utility gas (28%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Clarkesville city (based on Habersham County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,24768
Mainline Protestant3,10314
Catholic3,0281
Other6492
None16,014-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Habersham County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Habersham County:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Habersham County:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.6%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Habersham County:

25.9%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.7%
State:

14.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,385$40,6200$0
Other Government Administration 4$15,248$45,74411$1,162
Judicial and Legal 1$2,832$33,9840$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$19,530$39,0605$593
Firefighters 5$17,444$41,8668$3,042
Fire - Other 1$2,958$35,4960$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,405$40,8602$859
Solid Waste Management 2$4,833$28,9980$0
Sewerage 6$17,393$34,7860$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,250$37,5000$0
Water Supply 9$25,760$34,3471$301
Other and Unallocable 4$12,347$37,0410$0
Totals for Government 42$131,385$37,53927$5,957

Clarkesville government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $476,000 ($272.00)
    Sewerage: $318,000 ($181.71)
    Central Staff Services: $292,000 ($166.86)
    Regular Highways: $265,000 ($151.43)
    Police Protection: $241,000 ($137.71)
    Fire Protection: $215,000 ($122.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $90,000 ($51.43)
    Parks & Recreation: $35,000 ($20.00)
    Libraries: $26,000 ($14.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $7,000 ($4.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $876,000 ($500.57)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $81,000 ($46.29)

Clarkesville government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $391,000 ($223.43)
    All Other: $92,000 ($52.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $61,000 ($34.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($3.43)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $12,000 ($6.86)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $111,000 ($63.43)
    General Revenue, NEC: $52,000 ($29.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $587,000 ($335.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($3.43)
  • Tax - Property: $749,000 ($428.00)
    Public Utilities: $143,000 ($81.71)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $85,000 ($48.57)
    NEC: $55,000 ($31.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $49,000 ($28.00)

Clarkesville government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,509,000 ($862.29)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,415,000 ($808.57)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $94,000 ($53.71)

Clarkesville government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,576,000 ($1472.00)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $329,000 ($188.00)

6.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,702 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
Georgia average:

9.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Banks County, GA  0.81% ($28,018 average AGI)
from Hall County, GA  0.71% ($30,232)
from White County, GA  0.69% ($22,198)


6.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,062 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
Georgia average:

9.32%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hall County, GA  0.87% ($30,198 average AGI)
to White County, GA  0.67% ($24,699)
to Banks County, GA  0.64% ($24,753)

Strongest AM radio stations in Clarkesville:

  • WCHM (1490 AM; 1 kW; CLARKESVILLE, GA; Owner: BRIAN ROTHELL)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WLET (1420 AM; 5 kW; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCON (1450 AM; 1 kW; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WLBA (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WDGR (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: SMALL TOWN RADIO OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clarkesville:

  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WAZX-FM (101.9 FM; CLEVELAND, GA; Owner: WAZX-FM, INC)
  • WRAF (90.9 FM; TOCCOA FALLS, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WMJE (102.9 FM; CLARKESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WPPR (88.3 FM; DEMOREST, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WRBN (104.1 FM; CLAYTON, GA; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHEL (105.1 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WTFH (89.9 FM; HELEN, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • W269AY (101.7 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WHZT (98.1 FM; SENECA, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W277AL (103.3 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WHLC (104.5 FM; HIGHLANDS, NC; Owner: CHARISMA RADIO CORP.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Clarkesville:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WNEG-TV (Channel 32; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W22AC (Channel 22; HARTWELL & ROYSTON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • Clarkesville, Georgia
  • Fatal accident count10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents13
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:3
  • Fatalities12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents25
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Georgia average
  • Fatal accident count106
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents163
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons29
  • Fatalities115
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents278
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents16
See more detailed statistics of Clarkesville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 18m59ftTotal length
  • 18,960Total average daily traffic
  • 382Total average daily truck traffic
  • 28,440Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Clarkesville)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Clarkesville, GA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • CLARKESVILLE, 6539 State Hwy 115 West (Lat: 34.615917 Lon: -83.536278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WPSD912
    Assigned Frequencies: 23225.0 MHz, 23425.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/23/2001, Expiration Date: 03/23/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/28/2011, Certifier: Wesley Taylor
    Registrant: Habersham County Schools, 132 W. Stanford Mill Rd., Clarkesville, GA 30523, Phone: (706) 754-2118, Fax: (706) 754-1549, Email:
  • WOODVILLE, 911 Historic Old 441 Hwy (Lat: 34.660361 Lon: -83.442667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WPSD914, Licensee ID: L00278143
    Assigned Frequencies: 23575.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/23/2001, Expiration Date: 03/23/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/28/2011, Certifier: Wesley L Taylor
    Registrant: Habersham County Schools, 132 W. Stanford Mill Rd., Clarkesville, GA 30523, Phone: (706) 754-2118, Fax: (706) 754-9602, Email:
  • NORTH HAB, 1500 Wall Bridge Road (Lat: 34.635639 Lon: -83.511556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WPSD916, Licensee ID: L00278143
    Assigned Frequencies: 22225.0 MHz, 23325.0 MHz, 23425.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/23/2001, Expiration Date: 03/23/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/28/2011, Certifier: Wesley L Taylor
    Registrant: Habersham County Schools, 132 W. Stanford Mill Rd., Clarkesville, GA 30523, Phone: (706) 754-2118, Fax: (706) 754-1549, Email:
  • BOE, 132 W. Stanford Mill Road (Lat: 34.607028 Lon: -83.523500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WPUH250
    Assigned Frequencies: 22025.0 MHz, 21925.0 MHz, 22175.0 MHz, 22375.0 MHz, 22375.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/2002, Expiration Date: 03/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2012, Certifier: Wesley T Taylor
    Registrant: Habersham County Schools, 132 W. Stanford Mill Rd., Clarkesville, GA 30523, Phone: (706) 754-2118, Fax: (706) 754-1549, Email:
  • CLARKESVILLE, Lat: 34.612611 Lon: -83.552889, Call Sign: WQIW824
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.381 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/05/2008, Expiration Date: 06/05/2018, Certifier: Betty Lathan
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N. Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • AT72XC081, Rennie Hames Road (Lat: 34.616361 Lon: -83.562139), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQQY915
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/28/2013, Expiration Date: 03/28/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Clarkesville)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Clarkesville)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 40
  • Hazardous Condition: 19
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Clarkesville

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Clarkesville, GA
Most common first names in Clarkesville, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8072.0 years
William6374.7 years
John5474.8 years
Mary4584.1 years
Robert3275.1 years
George2976.0 years
Thomas2578.0 years
Charles2173.6 years
Betty2066.8 years
Henry1974.0 years
Most common last names in Clarkesville, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4173.7 years
Allen3576.7 years
Ivester2777.5 years
Brown2575.1 years
Hill2580.4 years
Free2380.5 years
Taylor2375.9 years
Jones2380.3 years
Church2278.5 years
Eller2177.8 years
Businesses in Clarkesville, GA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
FedEx1U-Haul2
GNC1UPS3
H&R Block1Wendy's1

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